Monthly Archives: October 2017

Why are attorneys necessary?  An outsider’s perspective…

Until a couple of years ago I was a “normal” person.  I hadn’t ever needed a lawyer and, honestly, I didn’t have a very good first impression of lawyers.  Then one day a good friend of mine, who happened to be a paralegal, told me that her boss was looking for a part-time employee.  I…
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Why does a plaintiff firm get 1/3? How a plaintiff law firm works.

Someone recently asked why a law firm gets 33% of a settlement in personal injury cases.  It’s a fair question.  First, you have to remember that, unlike divorce, probate, property and criminal lawyers, personal injury lawyers don’t bill by the hour.  We are one of the few professions that doesn’t get automatically get paid for…
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Lawyers Trust Us With Their Clients

It is extremely gratifying to have earned the trust of our fellow lawyers. Other law firms routinely refer us cases. Even opposing counsel have sent us cases. Within the last week we successfully settled multiple cases for people whose employers retaliated against them for filing workers compensation claims. These cases were referred to us by…
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Workers’ Compensation is a Protected Right

We’ve handled thousands of workers' compensation claims. Often our clients have been hurt at work but are afraid they will be fired if they make a work comp claim. In Illinois, an employer may not retaliate against you for filing a workers' comp claim. Your protections are much broader than you may realize. Not only…
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